Trinamool MPs protest against arrest of party colleagues

NEW DELHI
3 Feb 2017

Trinamool Congress MPs today staged protest near Gandhi statue on Parliament premises against arrest of two of their colleagues by CBI in connection with Rose Valley chit fund scam.

During the protest, the MPs marched from the statue to gate number 4 shouting slogans against the Centre over the arrests of MPs Sudip Bandopadhyay and Tapas Pal, alleging they were being hounded after they raised their voice against demonetisation. Party's Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien and Lok Sabha member Kalyan Banerjee were among the demonstrators.

The Central investigating agency had arrested the two MPs separately early last month, prompting protests by the ruling party of West Bengal. The Mamata Banerjee-led party has been at the forefront of political parties opposing the note ban.